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Geri's Frosted Ginger Cookies

Geri's Frosted Ginger Cookies

Butter frosting enhances a timeless molasses-spice drop.

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1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
2 hrs
Total Time



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup light molasses

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350ºF.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 3/4 cup butter, sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add molasses, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until smooth. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched lightly in center. (Do not overbake.) Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Place 3 tablespoons brown sugar, milk and 1 tablespoon butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; beat until well mixed. Cool 5-10 minutes or until mixture reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

Tip #1

- If frosting thickens, beat in 1 to 2 teaspoons milk.

Tip #2

- This recipe may be easily doubled.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

110 Calories
4.5 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
80 Sodium (mg)
18 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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